Sergeant Vernon J. Corbeil

Sergeant Vernon J. Corbeil

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, April 15, 1957

Vernon J. Corbeil

Sergeant Vernon Corbeil and Sergeant Raymond Willis were killed in an airplane accident while searching for a downed plane near Malibu.

The plane Sergeant Corbeil was piloting experienced engine trouble and he attempted to land at an emergency landing strip in Puerco Canyon. During the landing the plane struck a ridge and burst into flames, crashing only 500-feet from the landing strip.

Sergeant Corbeil had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for nine years and was assigned to the AERO Bureau.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Sgt. Corbeil,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also on that plane with you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 15, 2017

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